AS/NZS 2063: The Australian and New Zealand Certification St
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Each country has their own standards. Nevertheless, looking at the differences and communalities among these standards, we found that the following steps are applicable to all standards, in terms of testing cycle helmets:
First, the helmet is positioned on a reversed headform (upside down)
The helmet is then made to fall on an anvil
The fall distance varies from standard to standard, between 3.3 to 6.6 feet (1 to 2 metres)
In order for this Australian and New Zealand test to be passed, the accelerometer inside the headform must register less than 200 g for 3 milliseconds, and less than 150g for 6 milliseconds; a g-force, is a measurement of the type of acceleration that causes a perception of weight.
AS/NZS 2063: The Australian and New Zealand Certification Standard for Cycle Helmets
The standard applies to both adults and children.
The certification requirements look at the following elements:
Construction and components: each helmet must have three essential characteristics:
To be able to absorb impact energy
To be able to distribute load
To have a retention system
Retention system: it has to meet the following requirements:
A strap which should be worn under the lower jaw
When the straps are well secured, the retaining system is marked by a tension between all fixing points
Any strap which touches the throat cannot be less than 15mm wide
Irregularities or ridges:
the helmet cannot have any irregularities on the outside (except for the ventilation holes) that are more than 5 mm in height, compared to the general external surface
the helmet cannot have any irregularities on the inside (which could cause injuries)
Materials: the helmet should be built with suitable materials
Ventilation: the helmet should cater for appropriate ventilation, in order to move the heat from the head to the outside.
The Australian and New Zealand cycle helmet certification standards is one of the few ones out there which takes into consideration the fact that children’s heads are lighter. Therefore, there is a recommendation for the kids’ helmets to not exceed 300 grams in weight.